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SINKING SYNDICATIONS

Ted Turner wanted to buy syndicator King World because he figured its rich cash flow could help him bag CBS. Well, maybe it's a good thing his board scotched that plan. Investment bankers say King World, which boasts the top three syndicated TV shows, may be peaking. Reason: drooping ratings hurting all syndicators, due to competition from cable. Viewership for the top five shows this season is markedly down from that of the 1980s leaders.EDITED BY LARRY LIGHT, WITH OLUWABUNMI SHABI


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